Re: What Are the Race Deniers Denying?

Toby Cockcroft (
Wed, 09 Oct 1996 23:00:04 -0400

Sorry Frank but your responses to Ron's points are facile and based not on
science but on ideology. If you don't get the point that 'race' is a
socially constructed phenomenon and not a biological truism then you never
will. You aren't convincing anyone here. Humans have always interbred
and always will, speciation isn't going to happen in humans unless
something drastic happens (comet hitting the planet, we colonise space
etc..). Every white person has the genetic code within their DNA for
black skin it simply isn't expressed, there is little genetic difference
between people of different appearance (infact there is more genetic
diversity between the sexes than between supposed 'races').

What are the race deniers denying is your question and the answer is the
whole notion of 'race'. By the very wording of your question it is
obvious that you are coming from the standpoint that 'races' do indeed
exist. I'd like to know how you define race is it simply the 'they don't
look like us' argument you see difference therefore there must be
difference. Pathetic.

I don't see your enlightenment happening very soon but we must take our
time with your sort, Heaven knows you need it.


Toby Cockcroft MA Anthropology
Dept. of Anthropology
University of Western Ontario